It can be a little overwhelming when it comes to doing what’s best for your hair. Is it bad to wash it daily? Why use a conditioner? What about the long-term impact of using hot tongs?

But first things first. Proper, regular brushing of your hair keeps your scalp clean, roots strong and gives your hair a natural shine. A useful tip for ladies with long hair is to give it a good brush before bed and then sleep with it in a loose plait/plaits, which keeps the hair from knotting up when you toss and turn in your sleep. A “detangle” brush is a wise buy, which you can pick up in any pharmacy.